The day after I arrived back in Toronto, I attended the wedding of a family friend. It's so crazy to think that the people I grew up with are all getting married and starting their "real" lives. In no way do I feel ready to be anyone's wife, but I have to admit that every time I go to a wedding, it makes me want it a little bit more.
I've never really enjoyed being the center of attention, so the thought of a big wedding never appealed to me. I just felt like it would be too nerve wracking having all of those eyes on you, prying into your private affairs. Considering the fact that I come from an enormous family though, small weddings aren't really an option! Seriously, my side of the family alone could fill a church.
This wedding made me appreciate the grandeur of such an occasion. It really is a beautiful thing to have so many people come out and celebrate with you. You could just feel that everyone was so genuinely happy for the young couple and it makes me think that maybe being the center of attention for just one day isn't so bad. The dancing/music was incredible and I hadn't had that much fun in a long time (probably not since my sister's wedding last May) .... so it's official: I must really love weddings!
That day still isn't on the horizon for me but when it does arrive, I'm sure it will be big and beautiful. I really am thankful to have so many people in my life that will be there to celebrate with me.